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Exploring Faculty Scholarship: Seven Years of Interviews

We invited Christopher Benda, a theological librarian at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, to reflect on seven years of his audio interview series “Authorial Intentions.” Chris first joined the Vanderbilt Library system in 1997 and joined the Divinity Library staff in 2007. He and his colleagues are invaluable resources supporting student and faculty scholarship and research. This…

Posted by on February 6, 2017 in Feature, , , , ,

Exploring library archives

by Jonathan Redding, PhD Candidate’17 Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel In the spring 2016, the students studying Hebrew Bible from the Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion visited Princeton, New Jersey to explore the Princeton Theological Seminary library archives. Below are pictures of some beautiful old bibles, along with the Bible Dietrich Bonhoeffer used when…

Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Feature, , , , ,


Authorial Intentions

By Chris Benda, Theological Librarian Authorial Intentions, the Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion faculty interview podcast, turns 5 this year. Thanks to faculty participation, we have 25 podcasts archived. The podcasts give faculty an opportunity to talk about recent publications – typically, a book. This past November, however, Dave Michelson discussed the digital humanities…

Posted by on January 21, 2015 in Feature, , ,

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International Interfaith Delegation to El Salvador Part 4

This March four students took part in the first ever International Interfaith Delegation to El Salvador in support of LGBTQI activist and people of faith, and attended the inaugural Festival de Fe in San Salvador (this trip/event coincided with the annual recognition of the martyrdom of Monsignor Oscar Romero.  The work happening in El Salvador…

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Feature, , , , , , ,

VDS Friday Photo 5.16.14

Congratulations to all of our 2014 Vanderbilt Divinity School Graduates!

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Photo of the Week, , , ,

VDS Feature: Yolanda M. Norton

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Black Ministers Retreat in Johnson City, Tennessee. The Black Ministers Retreat offers an opportunity for participants to engage in conversations on a wide range of topics ranging from community and social action to issues of health and wellness in the Black…

Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Feature, , , ,

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